A hands-on activity to practice making equal groups to represent multiplication.
Use this resource when teaching students about equal groups when multiplying.
In this activity, students will model making equal groups using manipulatives, then record information regarding their model.
More comprehensive instructions on how to play are included in the resource.
Print the instructions and recording sheet on cardstock and store in a resealable bag to use over and over. Place the recording sheet in a dry-erase sleeve so that students can use a dry-erase marker to wipe clean after each use.
Use the drop-down menu to choose between the color or black and white version.
Looking for a set of paper manipulatives to use with this resource? Click on the link below to download a set of colored bear counters.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.
Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide.2 Examples: If 6 × 4 = 24 is known, then 4 × 6 = 24 is also known. (Commutative property of multiplication.) 3 × 5 × 2 can be found by 3 × 5 = 15, then 15 × 2 = 30, or by 5 × ...
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